Huber Hill and the Brotherhood of Coronado
by B K Bostick
Hardcover, 288 pages
Expected Publication Date: October 9, 2012
by Sweetwater Books
Book Source: Netgalley
Book summary: The Dead Man’s Treasure has been stolen! When Huber receives a revelatory message from a girl in Spain regarding the treasure’s location, the gang hatches a plan. Convincing their parents they are part of a study abroad program, Huber, Scott, and Hannah travel to Salamanca, Spain- an old city full of secrets.
While in pursuit of their goal, the group becomes dangerously entwined with a secret society called the Brotherhood of Coronado- a ruthless organization led by three self proclaimed kings, bent on reacquiring the lost fortunes of the Spanish empire for nefarious purposes.
Their only hope of finding the stolen treasure and escaping the city with their lives requires trust in new found friends and in a cloaked figure who reveals clues leading to the Brotherhood’s hiding place. But in a city of strangers, who can you trust?
With a plot that will keep you guessing, Huber Hill and the Brotherhood of Coronado is a study abroad adventure you’ll want to be a part of!
Cathy’s Review: Huber, Scott and Hannah have gotten back to normal after their first adventure with the Dead Man’s Treasure, but things won’t stay normal for long! The kids knew that the treasure had already been stolen, but they were unsure of who stole it and just where it ended up. Huber starts to get messages from a girl in Spain, named Yesenia, who claims to be the granddaughter of Carlos Salazar. Yesenia convinces Huber that she knows where the treasure is, and who stole it. All Huber, Hannah and Scott need to do is win a contest that the school will be having to win an all expenses trip to Salamanca, Spain, of course they’ll win, the contest will be rigged! But after getting to Spain, they quickly get caught up in the mystery and their Spanish teacher, Senior Mendoza ends up getting captured by the ruthless Brotherhood of Coronado, leaving the kids all alone in a foreign country. Who can they trust? And why does Huber keep seeing Juan Salazar everywhere he looks? This is a fast-paced adventure, packed with action and betrayal that you won’t want to put down!
I enjoyed this book. I actually liked the first book in this series best, but this one was a close second. I thought that there was plenty of action and adventure in the story. I liked the characters, and was genuinely surprised with who ended up being the traitors. I was also surprised at the twists and turns the story took, there’s no way I would have ever imagined that it would end the way it did! This book is a fun read, both for older elementary school kids an adults!
About the author: B.K. Bostick, author of Huber Hill and the Brotherhood of Coronado and the best selling book, Huber Hill and the Dead Man’s Treasure, resides among the magnificent Rocky Mountains. In addition to writing, he has spent his career in education. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Utah and his Masters in Psychology from Utah State University. He has worked as a teacher, after school program coordinator, teacher mentor, and currently as a counselor for the Open High School of Utah. He loves spending time with his lovely wife, son and two dogs. In his spare time, he enjoys eating cheetos and watching old episodes of the Twilight Zone.